Faithful Improvisation?: Theological Reflections on Church Leadership
Faithful Improvisation?: Theological Reflections on Church Leadership  -     Edited By: Loveday Alexander, Mike Higton
    By: Dr. Caroline Hammond, Tim Harle, Dr. David Hilborn, Dr. Charlotte Methuen
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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Church House Publishing
Publication Date: 2016
Dimensions: 9.25 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0715147382
ISBN-13: 9780715147382
Series: Explorations

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Faithful and effective church leadership requires preparation in prayer, theological reflection and a wide range of pastoral, prophetic and practical skills in order to ensure that what the Church discerns as necessary the Church does.

Faithful Improvisation? is both a contribution to a current and sometimes vigorous debate on how the Church trains its leaders and also a practical and theological resource for discerning what the Spirit is saying and then acting upon it in local church contexts.

Part One includes the full text of the Senior Church Leadership report from the Faith and Order Commission.

Part Two offers reflections by Cally Hammond, Thomas Seville, Charlotte Methuen, Jeremy Morris and David Hilborn, on practices, models and theologies of leadership in different periods of church history which informed the FAOC report.

Part Three opens up a broader discussion about present and future leadership within the Church of England. Mike Higton sketches out a dialogue between Senior Church Leadership and Lord Green’s report, Talent Management for Future Leaders; Tim Harle offers a personal reflection from the perspective of the community of leadership practitioners; and Rachel Treweek concludes with an exploration of the essentially relational character of leadership.

Author Bio

Loveday Alexander is Emeritus Professor of Biblical Studies at the University of Sheffield, Emeritus Canon-Theologian at Chester Cathedral, and a member of the Faith and Order Commission. Mike Higton is Professor of Theology and Ministry at Durham University and a member of the Faith and Order Commission. He overseas the 'Common Awards' partnership with Durham University, which validates much of the ministerial training of the Church of England. Christopher Cocksworth is the Bishop of Coventry and former principal of Ridley Hall, Cambridge. He served on the Liturgical Commission of the Church of England from 1999 to 2006. Cally Hammond is Dean of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, Tim Harle is Programme Leader for Sarum Collegeâs MA in Christian Approaches to Leadership. David Hilborn is Principal of St Johnâs School of Mission, Nottingham. Charlotte Methuen is Senior Lecturer in Church History at the University of Glasgow. Jeremy Morris is Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Thomas Seville CR is a monk of the Community of the Resurrection and a tutor of the College of the Resurrection, Mirfield. Rachel Treweek is Bishop of Gloucester.

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A very helpful contribution to the debate about leadership.

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